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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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